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Education and the Social Order : Studies in the History of Education - Brian Simon

Education and the Social Order

Studies in the History of Education

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780853158837
Number Of Pages: 646

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The fourth and final in the "Studies in History of Education in England" this volume examines the changes and developments in the British education system from the Second World War to the eve of the millennium. Education has always been a battlefield and never more so than in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century. Simon argues that educational policy usually reflects the outcome of a struggle between progressives who see reform as a first step towards social change, and conservatives who prefer a stratified system which reflects existing social divisions. It documents the changes that took place as the result of these battles: it begins with the 1944 Education Act and the massive extension of educational opportunity that took place in the postwar period; it then deals with the subsequent prolonged debates about comprehensive education, and other measures of liberalisation during the 1960s and 1970s; and it ends with the years of Conservative government, the 1980s and 1990s, when systematic attempts were made to reverse the advances that had been made during the earlier period. Winner of the History of Education Society Prize 1991-92 Winner of the Standing Conference for Studies in Education Prize 1991-92

Introductionp. 15
The Second World War and Educationp. 23
The Labour Government in Control, 1945-51p. 88
The Tory Government and Education, 1951-56p. 150
Background to Break-out, 1956-60p. 198
The Break-out in Higher Educationp. 221
The Break-out in Secondary Education: The Comprehensive Schoolp. 271
Primary Education in the 1960sp. 342
The End of the Decade: New Polaritiesp. 388
Downhill All the Way: The 1970sp. 405
The Thatcher Governments, 1979-86p. 472
Kenneth Baker and the 1988 Education Actp. 526
General Election results, 1935-87p. 563
Presidents of the Board of Education, Ministers of Education and Secretaries of State for Education and Science, 1938-89p. 569
Permanent Secretaries, Education (and Science) 1937-89p. 571
Statistical Tablesp. 572
Bibliographyp. 603
Name Indexp. 623
Subject Indexp. 632
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ISBN: 9780853158837
ISBN-10: 0853158835
Series: Studies in the History of Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 646
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: Lawrence and Wishart Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 0.82